Science Stars Day
Over 200 pupils aged 12-14 from local schools came down to the Faculty of Life Sciences on 5th and 6th July 2011 to find out what being a scientist is all about.
Pupils extracted their own DNA, learned how the components of cells work together in “Cell City”, got hands on with “mucus” to learn about the immune response to parasitic worms, learned about the heart and lungs in a t-shirt drawing activity and ‘diagnosed’ some patients with diabetes.
The President of the University, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, even popped down to the labs to find out what pupils were up to and got involved.
“Thank you the pupils were engaged all day and really enjoyed their experience best trip ever apparently!”
“It was gross, weird and fun all packed together!”
“It was fun but also we learnt new things about science so thank you.”
Science Stars was organised by Charlotte Alcock (Recruitment and Admissions office). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or if you would like to be involved in the 2012 Science Stars Days.
Take a look at last year's event...
Science Stars Day 2010